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Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
. the key role of the united states for better or worse in haiti's recent history. >> reporter: unlike the earthquake that's focused international attention on it once again, haiti's fate has not been inevitable. once the richest colony in the americas, a slave revolt against the french occupation occurred, haiti was established as the first black republic. under threat of invasion, the country agreed to compensate france for loss of property. a debt that took 120 years to repay. and launched a cycle of debt, dependence and instability. after almost three decades of dictatorship, former catholic priest jean bertrand aristide was elected. just nine months later, he was ousted in a military coop. death squads rampaged through the country. terrorizing aristide supporters. in 1994, then president bill clinton and a fleet of u.s. marines, backed aristide's return to power, but not before he agreed to a program of economic adjustment, monitored by the international monetary fund and world bank, marked by downsizing, privatization and deregulation. tariffs on foreign rights for example, were
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 4:00pm EST
. >> your honor, you said in an interview you were worried about the direction the united states was taking away from capitalism and with the government government, more towards socialism. how do you feel now? >> there was a book written about islam called what went wrong. i think the united states deserves another book. what went wrong politically, economically and financially. they began with a bubble and then ended up with another bubble. the -- i think the united states needs to restudy all -- and evaluate what happened in the past decade or maybe 20, 30 years. i'm not sure the you states is -- they're down but not out. the potential is there but you need to look inside and see what you can do on many areas, politically, economically, financially, et cetera. >> i had steve forbes here earlier. you're featured in their annual, one of the richest in the world, number 19. we quibble over you're worth $21 billion or $25 billion. >> i don't really -- i don't dwell on that. i keep to mr. forbes. >> what do you think about president obama? >> i think he needs more time. clearly on his plate, t
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 7:00am EST
at those the washington post. calling for allowing haitians in the united states who are here illegally to find work. "the new york times" echoing "the washington post." the first phone call comes from chris on independent mine in ohio. good morning. caller: the morning. everybody keeps getting -- host: go ahead, we can hear you. caller: pat robertson was right. it did -- they did sell their souls to the devil. not that we should not help -- we should help. they went with the french -- now they're asking americans to save us. host: what part of history are you saying? caller: pat roberts and back -- said back in 1761, i think, that they chose to sell their souls to the devils -- the french, communist, but they are begging us to help. we cannot even support ourselves. we are getting ripped off by our own government. how can we support them, too? i don't understand -- we are starving to death and, yes, i understand it was a natural disaster but it was not our fault and that understand we should help, there is no problem with that, but why is it we are starving to death, too. host: what ab
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 12:00pm EST
. four of those teams are from the united states. of course, our fairfax, virginia, team was the first one on the ground and has been actively providing service support and leadership to make sure this effort is coordinated and effective. we continue to send additional capabilities and will continue to send teams, but i believe it is now that there is a significant urban search and rescue effort underway. it is still attempting to save lives that they're still an important open window of time today, tonight, and perhaps even parts of tomorrow when we have the ability to save lives. haitian lives, american lives and the lives of partner government people that are there on the ground. we are also mounting today a major relief operation. this of course has been in planning and works since the beginning of this crisis. the united states is mounting this operation in close coronation between the fema, usaid, a number of other agencies, civilian agencies, and the department of defense that as the president noted yesterday now has the aircraft carrier, the vinson there. and that will dramatic
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
they understand why some texans may be interested in su seeding from the united states. we want to know how far would you go to break ties in washington. name one federal program you really like and tell us whether you would push to end or -- any specific program or loss, governor perry? >> the program i love the most that the federal government is involved with is our united states military forces. there is not anything i would do except make sure we take care of those veterans when they come back from spending time looking after our freedom, but that's the greatest program the united states government has. i always say there's three things the government ought to do well, deliver our mail, stand military and defend our borders. i guess one out of three ain't bad. >> well, governor, you've also been critical. and there's a word going around the campaign circle, nullification. tell us, would you opt to nullify or end any specific program or federal program we are now involved with here in texas? >> i was talking on a radio program this morning and got asked that question, i said here's the real
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
space. something that the united states can do here that no one else can do, this is now a naval operation. the united states navy is going to have to project themselves and try to help that way. but it is reminiscent of really depressing and sad pictures, but it's also the human factor. these are really hard operations. there is a reason the military is so large and often inefficient. and anyone with any experience of large organizations, there are sclerotic moments and that leads to people dying. >> there is a story out that president obama may be writing "newsweek's" cover story? >> yes. >> it's been a rough week. we haven't had anybody filing on time. federal office holders apparently have a hard time. the president is writing an essay for "newsweek" about why haiti matters. right now, we're in the middle of a very familiar and good ritual in american life. responding to the vivid, televised images of a terrible tragedy. we are texting money. the outpouring has begun, but what it will be like in ten days, what will it be like in a month? i promise you won't be talking about i
CNBC
Jan 15, 2010 4:00pm EST
going to haiti on saturday, is there -- what role should the united states, or could the united states play in helping the country's restructure politically and economically, or can the united states help in that? >> i think actually, only the united states can really do that. this is such a massive effort. obviously on the front end here, this is a humanitarian effort on a huge scale. and the coordination effort for that -- for humanitarian assistance will have to be led by the united states and the u.s. military as i think secretary clinton and i know that the obama administration is focused on. long term for economic development they will have to play the same role. i don't believe that?xmoney, yo know, that financial systems, and certainly we should you know try to get as much as we can, and i know that the haitians will be grateful for all of the financial assistance they get, but i don't think that will be the key. i think the key will be coordinating partnerships, both among the donors and with the haitian government. and i know that the people in the obama administration are tr
CNN
Jan 15, 2010 4:00pm EST
to share this information with you, our viewers here in the united states and around the world. >>> she was buried alive when the world came tumbling down around her in haiti on tuesday. today a woman in port-au-prince was rescued with barely a scratch on her and with a horrific story to tell. gary tim man was there when she was pulled to safety. how do you feel right now? how are you doing? >> i'm okay. >> reporter: everyone was worried about you. you were up there for over two days. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: what do you think about these heroes, they're from iceland, men and women who rescued? >> i'm grateful. thank you. i don't know. i was still alive, but -- when they came, i really have faith that i would be rescued. >> reporter: we're so happy you're well. >> all i can say is thank you very much. >> reporter: thank you. >> reporter: and i was very hot. >> reporter: did you know what happened? >> well, i presumed that it was an earthquake, but i would not be 100% sure, because it happened so fast. my god, this is something i heard of -- i never thought how fast. >> reporter: were you
NBC
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
in charge. the united states has really taken de facto control of the air strip. here is what is happening as we go on the air tonight. the inteational red cross made news today, grim news with their latest estimates that the death toll before it's over will number between 45,000 and 50,000. the urgent needs right now, food, water and fuel. as everyone here has said, as the president himself said today, aid to haiti is a top priority for everyone in the free world. again, another desperate day here in haiti, a race against time that continues around the clock. this city has been crushed. from the air it looks like the life has gone out of it, and from the ground, it almost has. the bodies are everywhere, frozen under the concrete. some painful last moments, terrified people grasping each other for comfort. there are so many of the dead, the morgue is full. today, haiti's president estimated he has buried 7,000 citizens so far in a common grave. >> we need some help to carry them dead bodies and try to bury them. >> dazed and numb, the living seem almost oblivious, except for the smell of d
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 8:00pm EST
of that review throughout the united states government, and with international partners who are also sending support. search and rescue teams are actively working to save lives. our military has secured the airport and prepared it to receive the heavy equ[pment and resources that are on the way, and to receive them around the clock, 24 hours a day. an airlift has been set up to deliver high-priority items like water and medicine. and we're coordinating closely with the haitian government, the united nations, and other countries who are also on the ground. we have no higher priority than the safety of american citizens, and we've airlifted injured americans out of haiti. we're running additional evacuations, and will continue to do so in the days ahead. i know that many americans, especially haitian americans, are desperate for information about their family and friends. and the state department has set up a phone number and e-mail address that you can find at www.state.gov -- www.state.gov -- to inquire about your loved ones. and you should know that we will not rest until we account for our
PBS
Jan 15, 2010 12:30pm EST
you soon. joining me from washington is haiti's ambassador to the united states raymond alcide i'm happy to have you here. >> glad to be back. >> charlie: tell us what you know. >> what i know is what everybody else know except that i talked with some friends and people back home who add a few touches. we have in haiti today the greatest tragedy that the country has seen in years. and after they finish counting the dead and burying them, we'll start rebuilding, i hope. then we'll take years to heal. >> charlie: because of the loss of life. >> yes. >> charlie: there's some hope that this will bring attention to the world community will understand the struggle of haiti and perhaps there will be an outpouring but none of that can calm the pain of the loss of life. >> i think there's a silver lining what you say. that the world perhaps finally will start focusing on haiti, the country. the second independent country, the western hemisphere, second only to the united states of america, country that helped so many others, including the united states. and that helped south america to
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 11:00am EST
is back in the united states today, cora lee suffered head and spinal cord injuries and people who saw the building fall dug her out an she was on a stretcher when she arrived at fort lauderdale airport in a sandy to the search for an american physical therapist missing in the quake, the family of 22-year-old molly hightower says her body was pulled from the rubble this morning. the washington state native was in haiti, volunteering with the group friends of the or fans, a second american volunteer also killed in that statement building, a mass is scheduled today at the high school, high tower graduated from, in 2005. the united states is taking the lead in the rescue and relief efforts on the ground in haiti and it is not an easy task with so much of that country so devastated. just minutes ago, the state department held a briefing updating us on the situation. on the ground and what is being done to get americans out of the country. mike emmanuel is in washington and what is the state department saying about the challenges that americans are finding there, mike? >> john, the state de
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
by the united states -- by people in america and mostly -- but only a handful of the people working in haiti are americans. all the rest of the staff are haitian. there are about 100 haitian doctors working for partners in health. many of them live in port-au-prince and commute out to the various sites of partners in health. so many of those doctors are in port-au-prince now working out of their homes receiving patients in their homes. partners in health is now establishing a field hospital sites in port-au-prince. they of course need more supplies. but they are well supplied at the moment. and their central hospital, which is in kaj, a town that is not that far from port-au-prince but a three-hour drive has been receiving enormous numbers of patients. i was just told this this evening. of course they're not turning anyone away. they've taken the school within the complex and the church and turned them into hospitals, essentially. i was told -- this is horrifying -- that people, there are some amputations being performed there, necessary ones, people who have come all the way from port-au-pr
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 1:00pm EST
that he said last night, just like in the united states we respect the religious rights of a community i think the haitians are catholic, christians, and people who believe what is in their right. host: are you haitian? caller: yes, i am. i came over as a kid. we fought alongside the americans in savannah, georgia. we share it -- we shed blood for this country. what mr. robinson said last i was really offensive. -- what mr. robertson. we send money back to haiti every year. there are 55,000 families that are affected by that. it is about 24%. we said about $2 billion every year. we pay our taxes and are good citizens. you can see by looking at the people like wyclef jean, the guy playing basketball, the political director of the white house. we are contributing to society. host: much money do you personally send back? is that nationwide how much patience brink -- send back to haiti? -- is that how much haitians send back? caller: myself i collect money from people for political education and civil society groups. four times a week i do training via skype to organizations. we are all doin
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 1:00pm EST
learned the united states military is now distributing first aid in a massive effort to help haiti. the situation there is growing more desperate by the minute. but the race to get aid inside haiti is being complicated by major obstacles, most notably, the lack of infrastructure, the death toll now estimated at 50,000 to 100,000 by some aid groups, u.n. peacekeepers say more security will be needed as people grow increasingly desperate. >>> the opponent gone announced today as many as 10,000 troops will be on the ground there by monday. 40 search and rescue teams from around the world are on the ground already. >>> friends and relatives are digging with bare hands to help rescue their loved ones. survivors are flooding the airport, hoping to get a flight out. 450 americans have already been evacuated. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. let's get right to those breaking developments coming out of haiti. president obama is expected to make a statement any moment from the diplomatic reception room. see the platform, podium there for him on the response to the crisis. nbc
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2010 9:00pm EST
road in, and one road out. united states southern command has taken control of the airport but the sheer volume of supplies coming into haiti has nearly paralyzed that air space. the other main entryway into haiti's capital is through its port. that option is also presenting problems tonight. this is what the port looked like before the earthquake. here's what it looks like today. as you can tell from this image the port is nonoperational essentially at this point. three working cranes that have all been destroyed, a main dock now partially submerged under water. the haitian government essentially unable to respond to the needs of its people. it has largely been left to the international community to at least try to help. >> after suffering so much for so long, to face this new horror must cause some to look up and ask, have we somehow been forsaken? to the people of haiti, we say, clearly, and with conviction. you will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. we know that you are a
CNN
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
of national power together to support the ambassador in his role of working to represent the united states in haiti? that is probably the major difference in the two responses. >> we're already seeing the difference in how your men and women are helping people and were the first there. once again, i want to point that out. admiral allen, thank you for your time. >> thank you, kyra. >> coming up, a lot of horror and a lot of hope in haiti. we'll have the relief and rescue attempts, straight ahead. you know why i sell tools? tools are uncomplicated. nothing complicated about a pair of 10 inch hose clamp pliers. you know what's complicated? shipping. shipping's complicated. not really. with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service shipping's easy. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. that's not complicated. no. come on. how about... a handshake. alright. (announcer) priority mail flat rate boxes only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. >>> an incredible number of donations flowing into haiti now. the state department tells us that at 7:00
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
legally for 18 more months. but any haitian who tries to enter the united states after the earthquake will be sent home no matter how desperate the situation back there might be. >> thank you. to help victim of the earthquake visit foxnews.com/helplai/helphaiti, you can access links to donate to the recovery efforts. the pentagon says the warning signs leading up to the fort hood massacre were missed and ignored. up next, huge political stakes in the next week massachusetts senate election. we go there live. rene preval. jean-bertrand aristide. >>> high profile democrats are getting extremely serious and nervous about helping the the candidate win tuesday's special election for the nashz sen massachusetts senate seat held for decades by late ted kindy. molly lines has escalating bat to retain a spot long taken for granted. >> aiming to boost martha coakley's struggling campaign and maintain the critical 60th vote to pass healthcare reform in the senate, president obama heads to massachusetts on sunday, joining fellow democrats in a last-minute barrage pleading for support. he released
HLN
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
it. haiti has a track record of a money pit. the united states spent a lot of money there, $5 billion on aid there. the money hasn't always gone where it's supposed to. >> i think it's no secret u.s. aid as well as from other donors has been a failure in haiti. there have been areas of success such as reducing the hiv infection rate. all the other metrics by which you measure aids success, sustainability, impablgt, effects on economic development, human development, it's been a disaster. >> a lot of the problems may stem from haiti's government. it's been incapable and unstable as well. >> we are hearing one of haiti's former presidents wants to come back to help. >> yes. he says he wants to return from south africa. he was haiti's first ever democratically elected president in 1990. he was ousted in 1991 and again in 2004. master minded assaults. haiti was ruled by dictators before that. the situation, not necessarily a stable government in recent years. >> it's had a troubled past. thanks so much. >>> as many as eight officers could be in trouble for the deadly attack on ft. hood. t
CNBC
Jan 15, 2010 12:00pm EST
in mexico city. i'm at a home depot in mexico city, significant because in the united states home depot has been surfing for years withing innive tiff same-story sales. here in mexico, positive same-store sales continuously for the last five years, in fact, mostly double digit sales? why? how? i sat down with frank blake, the ceo of home depot to ask him, why mexico? >> mexico, first, it's a large economy and it's on right. i think it's the 11th largest economy in the world. it's contiguous to the united states so it made a lot of sense from, you know, how we can support that business as it was growing and its connection back to the u.s. consumer. we obviously have a very large hispanic population in the united states and one of the -- one of the hopes and, in fact, reality is that we've grown in mexico is how its helped us back here in the u.s. >> how? >> well, a couple of examples that helps on product because, you know, consumers in mexico have some product deaf inity that then we can bring into the u.s. a small example would be on detergent. there's a detergent brand fabuloso that sells
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
and responsibility to the indian nations. in november, the president of the united states was here in this place hosting a white house travel nations with more than 400 leaders of the federal derecognized tribes in america appear i. we're working with law enforcement in indian country. with the department of education to improve the 83 schools that serve the 44,000 children over which we have responsibility to provide an education. after 13 long years of litigation strangling this department, we have reached a settlement in litigation and nobody thought we could do it. [applause] on the energy front, we have been hard at work to change how we do business and build a comprehensive energy plan for the country. in the last year, we have offered new areas for oil and gas development, but we have instituted reforms to ensure that we're offering leases in the right places and in the right way. importantly, we have opened a new energy frontier on america's lands and oceans that will help power are clean energy economy into the future. for the first time ever, a responsibly -- an environmentally respons
CNN
Jan 15, 2010 12:00am EST
edition, dr. rajiv shah, the administrator of the united states agency for international development. that's usaid. he's at the state department. he's met frequently, in fact, today with the president of the united states. dr. shah, what's the status, the current status of our efforts in haiti? >> well, larry, thanks for having me. i think first it's worth just saying, you know, our hearts and our prayers are with the people of haiti. this has been a tremendous tragedy and of course you and the network have been covering it very closely. this is really a tragedy of tremendous proportions. clearly the worst earthquake to hit there in 200 years. and it has created a vast amount of devastation and loss of human life in port-au-prince and throughout haiti. so we are working aggressively to try and address the needs and try to save lives while we still can in this early response period. i'm happy to describe a number of things we're doing but this is really a tremendous catastrophe. >> larry: our role, would you put it on a scale of 10 at 10? >> well, you know, the president has been very clear
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
healthcare, too? >> when the supreme court of the united states looked at the conscientious objectors to the draft in a case called welsh versus the united states, it said you don't have to belong to a particular religion, you don't even have to believe in god, you just have to hold that view of conscientious objection with the same degree of sincerity and fervor that you would as if it were a religious view. this breeds tremendous amount of litigation as to what believes what and what is the source of their beliefs. we'd be far better if the government didn't tamper with our liberties and didn't make us look for the exemptions. >> judge, i'm getting taxed, income tax, everything that moves taxed and i have to have health insurance and car insurance and i'm told how much sugar and salt i can have. where does it end? >> i don't know where it ends. i hope for the type of things that the glenn beck talks about five days a week and you and i are privileged to talk about from time to time as well that people will rise up and realize the government has been out of control. it's been out of
CBS
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
is a low pressure system developing here in the central united states. eventually we'll start seeing clouds. sundays, late monday morning, afternoon before it clears out. it'll be too warm, expect maybe if it starts early enough to our north and west. then maybe a little sleet mixed in for just a brief time. and once the low pressure passes the region. once it gets off the east coast it's possible maybe enough cooler, could be a little bit of light wet snow. for the most part we're looking at rain. mild temperatures, relatively speaking we're talking the low 40s. west winds, five to 10 knots. clear and partly cloudy tonight, 26, tomorrow we'll see sun, mild temps up to 50. we got up to 50 today. clouds at night, good chance of rain on sunday. , 42, 44 and 42, partly cloudy skies. >>> coming up, another road trip for the ravens, the bags are packed for indianapolis. mark has the ,,,,,,,,,, produce with a 100% guarantee... means freshness is always in season. rancher's reserve beef, guaranteed tender, says you're always ready to grill. and now, safeway has a new promise. a commitment to thous
CBS
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
.a.a. is not allowing any more planes to fly in from the united states. president obama today pledged $100 million in u.s. aid, saying haitians will not be forsaken or forgotten. the next big challenge, of course, will be getting the supplies that are already here to the people in need. an estimated three million haitians are injured or homeless or both. jeff glor tells us many are flocking to tent cities. >> reporter: they come here because their homes aren't secure, and often the streets aren't safe. tens of thousands in tent cities that provide shade, shelter, and a sense of togetherness, when it's so easy to feel emptiness. are you surprised there's been so little help. merlean is in one of these makeshift communities, her leg injured through. through a translator she says she can't walk but she is still responsible for her three girls ages nine, four, and five. tell me what you think about when you think about the next couple of days or weeks or months? what's going to happen to you and the the family? she told us that right now she thinks her children upon die. have you or your children eaten at
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 3:00pm EST
of the earthquake zone. all these flights originating in the united states and geraldo is in fort bragg and -- are you already on the plane? >> my gear is on the plane. i'm about to board with the 82nd airborne. >> shepard: what do you expect to do? what's the mission? >> their mission, as i got it from colonel chris gibson, the commander of the second brigade combat team is humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and very importantly, this is the 82nd airborne, they're going to bring calm to chaos. they're going to be cops on the ground to secure the relief distribution in a community where much like happened in new orleans during katrina, the uniform services disappeared, have gone them take care of business. many have been hurt or killed in the earthquake. so the 82nd goes to lock the place down, join forces with what's left of the the united states relief forces on the ground and try to prevent the outbreak of anarchy in a country, where in the best of times, that's -- >> self-sufficient in every way, taking everything they need? >> that's the thing about these relief efforts. peop
FOX News
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
in the united states some families are still waiting for word. >> all we can do now is just have faith and keep on praying. >> shepard: but others already have their answers. >> i want momma, all of them die now. >> shepard: tonight, the horror and the heartache of a nation in ruins. as we begin our thursday evening across america, in port-au-prince, haiti, residents by the thousands have been trapped for more than two days, trapped and crying out in many cases that they are dying and then the crying stops. and here across america we are seeing some of the most disturbing pictures yet of the horror in haiti. we have to warn you they are graphic. there are so many human remains to bury they need a new cemetery. we are seeing it corpses in the street and piled up outside a morgue. haiti's president reports they have already buried 7,000 victims in one mass grave. tonight, we're also seeing pictures of looting as survivors are scrambling for supplies they can get for themselves and their family. the red cross estimates the earthquake killed as many as 50,000 human beings and left another 3 million
FOX News
Jan 14, 2010 10:00pm EST
, thank you. there is no doubt the large haitian community here in the united states is facing hell on earth waiting to hear if family members are alive or dead. [ crying ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> greta: we tried to get to haiti today we were there with reverend franklin graham. our plane circled haiti almost three hours as we waited for clearance to land. [ inaudible ] >> this is one of the first countries that we started working in first. there are hospitals done here that we have sent doctors to, we send medical equipment, supplies. we've helped to build hospitals in haiti. one of the key organizations is the haitian baptist mission. they have a hospital. they have agricultural projects. they do a lot for the people of haiti this particular group is kind of our lead partner we are working with [ inaudible ] >> greta: franklin we've been circling for a while. the u.s. is now trying to take over the airport s that what we are hearing? >> this is what we have heard is that the airport is in the process, the control is in the process of being handed over. >> greta: from haitians to u.s.?
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 3:00am EST
." it is anti-u.s. military and colonel brian salas, director of public affairs for the united states marine corp wrote a letter to the marine corp times saying" avatar takes sophomoric shots at the military and uses ... stereo typing of marine warriors and more dots. it does a disservice to the corp of marines and the public's understanding of their corp. "the movie makes marines look like loon gnaw particulars which we are a country that helps people. and then tuesday night at an industry screening of his feme telling the audience, quote, i have heard people say this film is unamerican. while part of being an american is having the freedom to have dissenting ideas. he did torch an american flag. >> what? i can't support that. >> i can't either. the director also says while he is not sure there was a political agenda in the flick, that as an artist he felt he needed to say something about what he saw around him. then he showed the audience a clip of the next blockbuster. >> it is even better in 3-d, jesse, even better. jesse, are people reading too much into this film, or are they not readi
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 4:00am EST
of haiti. the united states got him back. so he's now back in charge. they're providing law and order. >> an irish digital is working to repair the communication system. the red cross seeing supplies exhausted and hoping to air lift another 40-tons of medical and surgical supplies, including 100 stretchers and 3,000 body bags. the world bank and imf pledged grants of 100 million. canada pledged up to 50 million. britain and australia, 10 million each. india and china, 1 million each. but it was already clear the haitian people are suffering in ways that money or medicine will never fix. >> i am a survivor. there are lots of dead everywhere. i would like to say to the people around the world that all of us in haiti are victims. >> white house press secretary robert gibbs emphasized that the haitian government, not the united states, is running haiti. and the white house confirmed also that in response to a request from president obama, his two immediate predecessors, bill clinton and george w. bush, will mount a relief effort similar to the one that mr. clinton and george herbert walke
NBC
Jan 15, 2010 4:30am EST
this morning, but the real problem is getting those supplies to the people who need it. the united states continues to spearhead relief efforts with president obama pledging $100 million in emergency aid. he's also enlisted former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton to raise money for the cause. with americans opening their wallets to help, american express and visa say they're waivering fees on donations placed on credit cards. banks and card companies had been under fire for profiting off those contributions. while speed is of the essence in terms of aid, it's patience that will be tested in the long weeks and months ahead as the country heals. >> reporter: good evening. as port-au-prince, haiti, enters another evening after this crisis with millions of hatians still on the move, millions spending another evening outside as the aid planes continue to land in the background. the buildings are still unsound. those that survived the initial 7.0 quake and the earth continues to move, that's why so many citizens are preferring to spend the evening in open, flat areas here. the big num
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 6:30pm EST
, and there are opportunities for us to be part of what i hope will be the green energy capital of the world, the united states. it is a question of whether we'll have the tenacity and discipline to stick to it. our competitors, particularly chien, they are going to stay at it and we cannot sit on our hands and let them dominate the mark. and the valley and whether it is your company and wave or solar or buy yes mass or wind, when you go up the gorge, so long as i have the honor to represent you in the united states senate and sit on the energy committee, i'm going to do everything i can to open up doors for employers like you. [applause] >> number 843, followed by 793. >> your distinguished legislator. how about a round of applause for sarah gelter. >> thank you so much, senator wyden for coming today and especially for coming to the middle school and as a parent of two student that is attend here, i could assure you as beautiful as this building is, the staff led by principal james wickman and the students here are far more impressive. >> a round for the staff. where's the principal? congratulations, mr. pri
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 12:00am EST
sign of hope for the living. planes from the united states as well as from china, france, and spain landed today, bringing water, food, and medicine along with search and rescue teams, as aid workers try to figure out some kind of system that can be cobbled together to get the assistance into the city. the red cross estimates 3 million people are in need of emergency relief. earlier today in washington president obama promised an all-out rescue and humanitarian effort and announced $100 million of aid to the victims of the earthquake. >> to the people of haiti we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. >> president obama also called on former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton to help lead the humanitarian response and what's being called a small miracle amidst all the horror. the rescue teams pulled a security guard from underneath the rubble at the u.n. peacekeeping headquarters, where many other u.n. workers lost their lives. we begin toni
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
in the united states before the quake, temporary status to live and work in this country for another 18 months. this morning, president obama spoke for 30 minutes with haitian president rene preval, who told him, "from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of the haitian people, thank you, thank you, thank you." the fund-raising response here in the united states has been absolutely stunning, even in a tough economy, americans are ready and willing to help. more than $10 million has been raised through text messaging, and if you would like to donate, text the word "haiti" that's h-a-i-t-i to the number 90999 to make a $10 donation to the american red cross. we'll have much more on haiti coming up in this broadcast in this hour, and we'll have a special edition of "the ed show" tonight starting at midnight eastern time right here on msnbc. >>> but first the big political story of the day and there is a lot of political news out there tonight, they have obviously located the panic button in the white house. president obama will head to massachusetts on sunday afternoon to stump for endangered dem
CNBC
Jan 15, 2010 9:00am EST
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CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
's district attorneys and united states attorney in colorado to ensure various cases were pursued by the most effective means. given our resource constraints and jurisdictional limitations, my office focused on enforcement efforts on deceptive advertising by local loan originators and don't egregious cases of mortgage fraud affecting colorado consumers. in late 2005 in early 2006, we examined the advertising of dozens of local loan originator for federal truth in lending act violations. cease-and-desist letters went to those advertisers who would either not disclosing an apr in their print advertising or who were disclosing an inaccurate apr. by late 2006, our newspapers were full of advertisers from loan originators hocking option payment are blogs, most of these advertisements emphasize low teaser rates and failed to close the negative amortization that borrowers would expect if they made only the minimum payments. home owners were led to believe that the were being buying a fixed interest rate loan when in fact, only the first monthly payment was at the advertised rate. we issued subpoenas
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
there are 2800 active investigations around the united states on the federal level just of mortgage fraud. obviously we see a snapshot. we see that the point we have investigation going. last year there was some are in the range of 65 to 70,000 sars suspicious activity and of and that is the very beginning of the investigation. so it is obviously widespread and all we can do, what we do is we perceive it throughout the country, we pursue either criminally or if they are not criminal cases pursue them civilly as well. >> for purposes of this investigation it would be useful to know things like of those on many turned in prosecutions of those prosecutions, how many mortgages are involved. by region we know what the origination look like. if you could share with this information you have available so the magnitude of the problem is documented. that would be very useful. >> i look forward to that. with respect to the other members of the panel, this is the happiest day of my life and i want to thank you for resolving forever whether short sellers run the world, and how much more to market acc
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 2:00pm EST
hall is haitians. the obama administration should give undocumented haitians in the united states the simple thing they desperately want, not charity but the chance to work. and there is a movement under way to do that. that editorial brings the immigration question to the fore, some people trying to make it political. >> certainly rush limbaugh is trying to do that. take a look at the comments he made this week on his radio show. >> this will play right into obama's hands, humanitarian, compassionate. they will use this to burnish their, how we say, credibility with the black community, both light skinned and dark skinned black community in this country. it's made to order for him. that's why could not wait to get out there. could not wait to get out there. >> joining us now to discuss this from new york, the visual op-ed columnist for "new york times." and ross, let me start with you, as the man of the right in this discussion. help me understand what rush limbaugh is all about. that was pretty disgusting to hear that. i think a lot of people listen to that and wonder, how could
FOX
Jan 14, 2010 10:00pm EST
. the u.s. government now telling all airlines flying into the united states get ready for tighter security. that means hundreds more air marshals are be be put on international flights. moran dom screenings at airport -- more random screenings at airports. more on this coming up tonight on the news edge at 11:00. >>> another big story we're following tonight, gilbert arenas is facing gun charges. the wizards star hit with a felony today. it all stems from an incident last month in the team's locker room. prosecutors have charged the wizards guard with carrying a pistol without a license. we have more on his legal troubles. >> reporter: shawn, the player we know as agent zero will be in a very different court tomorrow than he's used to here at the verizon center. he will be at d.c. superior court and it seems prosecutors are playing hardball. the stakes just got higher for wizards star player gilbert arenas. he is now facing a felony gun possession charge. prosecutors filed it as an information which legal experts say usually means the defendant will plead guilty. defense attorney
FOX
Jan 15, 2010 5:00am EST
is starting to set in as survivors wait for food and medical help. >>> the united states has taken the lead in relief efforts. an ircraft carrier will arrive to dispatch helicopters to hard to reach areas. the airport has one runway. a luxury cruise ship is also enroute to provide temporary housing. >>> the country teeters on the brink of violence as one u.n. official says people are slowly getting impatient. >> one problem is the police have simply van under ad long with the government. sherry ly has more. >> reporter: the haitian embassy here continues to coordinate relief efforts and help people find those missing but getting that aid to the earthquake victims has been slow. the u.s. has dispatched thousands of troops and sent tons of food and supplies but aid workers say people are fighting over food and water and the situation is etting worse. in the photographer math of a see still in shock, complete chaos. survivors of tuesday's earthquake in port-au-prince, haiti wander the streets dazed as rescuers desperately search the rubble for any signs of life. >> there are a lot of people in
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 1:00pm EST
information that al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is planning another attack against the united states. we will give you a rundown of exactly what we know. in the bottom box a key goal of the united states in haiti right now is to get food, water, and medicine to people as quickly as possible so that people don't, in their desperation, turned to violence. alysin: and we are seeing some examples of that. desperation and frustration, as you can imagine, are running. that means that security is becoming a big problem. getting reports of looters armed with machetes running the streets. 4,000 inmates are on the loose after the quake destroyed the city's main prison. there are also amazing stories of survival and determination, as relief workers struggle to get aid to those in need. survivors are being pulled from the rubble, but so are bodies. orlando salinas is live in port-au-prince. security also obviously is a top issue. tell us what you're seeing. >> reporter: speaking about security, we have seen more rescue, search-and-rescue personnel and more military personnel, more media than we have
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 9:00am EST
rightly pointed out, it is the u.s. military and also the people of the united states who are helping to carry out the largest part of this relief effort in haiti. just point to the fact that two former presidents of the united states, president bush and president clinton, are rallying an effort that involves a massive response from the armed services, the donations from millions of average americans, that they are doing their best to encourage. caroline shively joins us following the response efforts from the white house this morning. the united states, leading the way here, caroline, as it has time and time again in these kinds of human tragedies, and in this case, the president has pledged the full support of the united states today and today is a vital, vital day in this operation. caroline? >> reporter: it is incredibly crucial, martha. this could be the make or break day. president obama just in the short term has pledged $100 million in u.s. aid, he acknowledges, though, that money is probably going to go up over the long term as haiti tries to claw its way out of this hole. at
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
from the united states, china, france and spain land ted airport bringing water, which is desperately needed right now. food and medicine, along with search and rescue teams. while aid workers say there's no system in place, certainly no government in place to get that aid to the people. the international red cross meanwhile is estimating right now 45 to 50,000 people, with another 3 million people in need of emergency relief. here in washington, our nation's capital, president obama promised an all-out rescue and humanitarian effort and announced $100 million in aid to the victims of the earthquake. >> to the people of haiti, we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. >> president obama also called on former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton to help lead the humanitarian response. what is a small miracle, rescuers pulled a security guard from the rubble of the u.n. peacekeeping headquarters where many lost their lives already. we begin with m
PBS
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
to the united states. >> woodruff: then, a look at the surprisingly hot campaign in massachusetts for ted kennedy's senate seat. >> lehrer: and, the weekly analysis of mark shields and david brooks. >> lehrer: and we'll close with the voices and see the faces of the desperate people of haiti. that's all ahead on tonight's "pbs newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what is that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland to haran's best selling whole wheat, while keeping 60 billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. toyota. grant thornton. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental proble
ABC
Jan 15, 2010 4:30am EST
the united states will do all it can to help the people of haiti. more than half a dozen ships and 5,000 marines and soldiers are on their way. the navy aircraft carrier, "the uss carl vinson" is arriving. the military officers say the ships and also securing the airport are central to their work. >> we can base from the ships. fly personnel in during the day. conduct the relief operations during the day. and then, bring those forces back to the ship at night. that way, we reduce the strain on an already strained infrastructure. >> providing security for relief workers. and if needed, also assist in the relief efforts. >> and in order to help secure the airport, the u.s. army is sending in the first 100 soldiers from a brigade of the 82nd airborne. they'll be followed by at least 3,400 more over the coming days. >>> a u.s. aircraft loaded with supplies will arrive in haiti today. it will be joined by another ship. a royal caribbean luxury liner. "the independence of the seas" was loaded with water and food in puerto rico. next week, three other royal caribbean ships will stop in hait
CBS
Jan 15, 2010 4:30am EST
the quake struck are back in the united states. the 15 member group arrived in new york early this morning. the group was on a humanitarian mission in haiti when the quake struck, they were working at an or fan imagine, most of them playing in a field with children. >> i was in a building when the earthquake hit, we all ran out. most of the team was already out playing with children in the field. and -- so we just hugged the children who were terrified. so we were never in any serious danger. >> group members say they were lucky to make it to the airport and get on a flight. >>> just ahead on the "morning news," president obama's big bank tax. >>> plus, ft. hood fallout. other officers may face punishment in the deadly shooting spree. you're watching the "cbs morning news." (announcer) did you know the snuggly softness from snuggle is also a great value? it's the difference between paying more... and getting more. snuggle fabric softener gives you fresh, snuggly softness your family will love - and it costs much less than the leading brand! because everyone loves to snuggle! to get more of
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
-au-prince with the latest on the rescue efforts. he's at the airport. jonathan, i know that the united states military is trying to get as many of those great big planes in there because each one really is like a flying grocery store. they're stock full of stuff that those people need desperately. >> yeah, absolutely, steve. and the c-17 cargo planes from the u.s. air force from mcguire air force base, from travis air force base were here regularly yesterday. they were only on the ground about an hour a time, an extraordinary operation to watch them land, get unloaded. turn back around and go back to get more supplies. but you get the sense, steve, that this is very much a make or break day for haiti. a lot of the supplies have been coming in here to the port-au-prince airport but i spend many, many hours out on the streets of port-au-prince yesterday and i can tell you this -- i did not see a single instance in which that aid was being handed out to the desperate people who need it most. and there was a calmness among the desperation yesterday. we did see those instances of looting but they were few
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